Masterclass for Schools:
Wednesday 11 October, 9:30am – 1pm
Do you teach pupils who have been chosen to be assessed as Directors for Higher or Advanced Higher Drama? Then our Masterclass for Schools: Directing is for you.
This workshop aims to help your young people achieve as highly as possible in their practical directing, in relation to the SQA Marking Criteria. Your pupils will be supported to get up on their feet and share ways to bring text to life.
Come along with your Directing candidates and let’s pool our resources to give them the best opportunities for success.
When: Wednesday 11 October, 9:30am – 1pm
Where: RCS, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB
Who is it for: Teachers of Drama and their pupils
This workshop will be led by Linda Duncan McLaughlin (Director) and Neil Millar (Education Scotland) and is in partnership with Glasgow CREATE.
‘This was such an enjoyable and insightful session in how I might approach directing.’
‘It was valuable to see the process that a director goes through in the rehearsal room and processes you can take an actor through.’
Note: Fair Access is funded to support young people who face the greatest barriers in accessing the arts. Teachers are welcome to book up to four of your directing students onto this session who meet the following criteria:
- living in a SIMD20 postcode and/or
- care experienced or estranged and/or
- identifying as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour (living at a SIMD20 or 40 postcode).
You can check your postcode here or the team can check it for you.
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Recharge Your Theatre Practice
Career Long Professional Learning for
N5, Higher and Advanced Higher Teachers
Build your skills in Directing Monologues for Auditions and Practical Lighting. Join us at RCS and All Saints Secondary School Glasgow for workshops to refresh your creative practice and share new ways of working!
Directing Monologues and Audition Techniques
Practical Lighting Skills
|When: Wednesday 10 May, 4 – 6pm
Where: RCS, Wallace Studios
||When: Thursday 18 May, 4 – 6pm
Where: All Saints Secondary School
|Led by: Liz Carruthers, Director
Find out what a typical drama school audition process looks like from Liz Carruthers, who sits regularly on audition panels for the RCS, both in Scotland and internationally. Discover how you can best prepare your pupils or students, including choosing and working on suitable monologues, responding well to re-direction in the audition and being best prepared for the interview. Liz will also discuss managing auditionee expectations and having a good plan B if not successful the first time, which is very common!
||Led by: Christoph Wagner, Lecturer in Lighting RCS
Explore what makes an effective lighting design and how to achieve this with equipment typically found in a secondary school drama studio. This hands-on session will also look at how to use lights and equipment correctly. Using short scenes as stimulus, we’ll consider how to light key moments and document this with plans, notes and cue sheets. With lots of opportunities for questions, to troubleshoot challenges with teaching lighting in school, and sharing solutions.
‘Super helpful and I have lots of ideas to take back to school! Thank you’
‘Really inspiring and enjoyable – I wish we had more opportunities like this’
If you have any questions or queries, get in touch with the team on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fair Access Team would like to extend a warm thanks to everyone who virtually attended our recent Fair Access Expo.
It was a bit different this year – however, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We’re glad so many of you found it useful. For those who couldn’t make it along on the day, our microsite contains a recording of the live sessions ready to watch back.
Have you ever wanted to know more about Fair Access at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, including information on the Transitions and WACI Programmes? Are looking for advice in studying or working in the performing arts?
Why not head over to our microsite now to watch back our live sessions:
- Meet The Teams, Transitions and WACI
- Industry Interview, with Laura Waddell and Graeme Smilie
- Student Life, a showcase and Q&A (Content Warning! Swearing)
You can also:
- watch pre-recorded videos from students and professionals
- hear from the Assistant Principal and Fair Access Manager at RCS
- watch our Fair Access Virtual Band perform
- find links to information on UCAS and UCAS Conservatoires,
- links to funding information from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)
- direct links to our programme websites
Again, thanks to everyone from all the team!
Visit the Fair Access Expo microsite here:
In collaboration with Transitions
When: Thursday 17 October, 6-8pm
Where: Fyfe Lecture Theatre, RCS
Was the last film you watched worthy of five stars? What’s the worst review you’ve ever read? Being a critic is an artform in itself, but you don’t need to have a degree to have your say.
In this session, award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and RCS Film Lecturer Andy Dougan leads a masterclass in criticism. Teaching you how to watch, react to and reflect on film, music, theatre and more this session will equip you with the essential skills you need to talk confidently about the media and performance you see.
By the end of this session you will have explored how to describe, discuss and interrogate a short film, writing your own review in the style of a professional film critic. However, you will also leave with a toolkit in description and reflection, which are key elements of your RCS Audition.
Booking Deadline: Friday 11th October, 2pm
*Update: Sign up for this has now closed.